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Using a passcode on your iPhone will help to keep your data and personal information safe. However, entering a passcode every time you turn your device on can be a hassle. Regardless of the reason, disabling your passcode is easy to do through the settings app.
However, turning off your iPhone’s passcode is generally not advisable because it will disable Touch ID and Face ID. It will also expose your information to anyone who could pose security and privacy risks in the future, such as a mischievous family member or friend. Only disable your passcode if you are absolutely sure that its safe to do so.
Another downside is that Apple Pay cards will be removed if you turn off your iPhone passcode, and you’ll also lose the recovery option for your Apple ID password if you forget it.
If you’re okay with removing your passcode protection, here’s how to do so.
How to turn off the password on your iPhone or iPad
1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down until to find the option for the passcode menu. Depending on your iPhone model, this will be labeled Touch ID & Passcode. Or Face ID & Passcode. However it’s labeled, tap this option.
3. Enter your current passcode.
4. Scroll down and tap the menu option that reads Turn Passcode Off.
5. Confirm your decision by tapping Turn Off. in the warning box that appears.
About King Osaghae
King Osaghae is a technology researcher and writer who’s been writing about tech-related topics and trends since 2018. He covers everything tech from computers to cameras to online business software. He is the managing editor at TechZerg, meaning that he oversees all the articles TechZerg produces.